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Dr Lucy Carter

Senior Research Scientist


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I use my skills as a philosopher and social scientist to research complex, socially-relevant problems such as food and nutrition security, responsible science innovation and social inclusion.

I combine specific domain knowledge in health and nutrition, agricultural development, biotechnology and applied ethics to improve the impact of interdisciplinary science efforts within Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. My research contributes to a growing body of scholarship known as engagement science which seeks to bridge the gap between research outcomes and research impact. I primarily employ analytical and qualitative research methods.

Current Roles

  • Senior Research Scientist
    Integration and engagement science; participatory research methods; applied ethics; food systems

  • Previously - Ethics and Social Responsibility Manager
    Research governance

Academic Qualifications

  • 2013

    Diploma International Health
    Curtin University

  • 2007

    PhD - Ethics of agricultural biotechnologies
    The University of Queensland

  • 2007

    Grad Cert Health
    The University of Queensland

  • 2003

    BA (Hons) Philosophy
    The University of Queensland

Professional Experiences

  • 2019-2019

    Planning Committee Member
    Global Forum on Bioethics in Research

  • 2018-2019

    Australia Awards Women's Leadership Initiative Mentor
    Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Achievements and Awards

  • 2018-2019

    Australia Awards: Women’s Leadership Initiative
    Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

  • 2017-2018

    Australian Awards Fellowship Grant - Building women’s economic empowerment using value chain and nutrition-sensitive agriculture pathways (India)
    Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

  • 2017-2017

    Theo Murphy High Fyers Think Tank Delegate - Rethinking Food and Nutrition Science-
    Australian Academy of Science (AAS)

  • 2015-2016

    OECD Conference Sponsorship: Environmental Release of Engineered Pests: Building an International Governance Framework
    Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

  • 2015-2015

    Agricultural Business Unit: Science Impact Award for Food Systems Innovation project team

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